Some of these questions are meant to have answers straight from the text while other questions are meant to encourage discussion of the text.
- Why was offering an unhealthy animal considered an abomination to God? (Deuteronomy 17:1)
- Why do you think God required the witnesses/accusers of the idolatry to be the persons who threw the first stone? (Deuteronomy 17:7)
- Why was an emphasis placed on the Levites and priests being the individuals who should settle disputes? (Deuteronomy 17:8-9)
- Why was such a strong action required to be taken on people who not accept the priest’s decision? (Deuteronomy 17:12-13)
- Do you believe it’s a coincidence the first characteristic of a king reigning over Israel mentioned is that he was to be chosen by God? (Deuteronomy 17:15)
- What was the first condition listed in relation to the king and Moses’ Law? (Deuteronomy 17:18)
- It showed no respect/regard for who God was (Malachi 1:8).
- It would prevent false accusations. capitol punishment would be “on their head.” Keep Deuteronomy 19:18-19 in mind!
- Because they were supposed to know the Law that would settle the disputes.
- It would put an end to rebellion and anarchy (keep Moses’ and Aaron’s interactions with the children of Israel during the wilderness wanderings – Numbers 17 for example).
- That he would write his own copy of the Law in a book.